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AP Interview: Pelosi: Americans ‘worth it’ on $3T virus aid

AP Interview: Pelosi: Americans ‘worth it’ on $3T virus aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is defending the $3 trillion price of tag of Democrats’ pandemic relief package as what’s needed to confront the “villainous virus” and economic collapse. “The American people are worth it,” Pelosi told The Associated Press. In an interview Wednesday with AP, Pelosi acknowledged the proposal is a starting…

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GOP Senators Give Democrats’ $3T Relief Bill a Cold Shoulder

GOP Senators Give Democrats’ $3T Relief Bill a Cold Shoulder

Washington D.C. (AP) — Battle lines have been drawn over the latest measure to provide economic relief from the coronavirus outbreak. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the Democrat-backed bill introduced Tuesday would come up with more than $3 trillion for states and cities, “hazard pay” for essential workers, a new round of cash payments to…

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Fauci warns of serious consequences if US reopens too soon

Fauci warns of serious consequences if US reopens too soon

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. infectious disease expert, is warning Congress that if the country reopens too soon, “the consequences could be really serious.” Fauci is among the experts testifying to a Senate panel as its hearing opened on Tuesday. His testimony comes as President Donald Trump is pressuring states to…

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Virus Unleashes Wave of Fraud in US Amid Fear and Scarcity

Virus Unleashes Wave of Fraud in US Amid Fear and Scarcity

Washington D.C. (AP) — Federal officials say the COVID-19 outbreak has unleashed a wave of fraud. An arm of the Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations, has opened more than 300 cases in recent weeks that include counterfeit products and medicines as well as fake tests for the virus. Authorities have also found cases…

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Cuomo: Parts of upstate New York ready to reopen by weekend

Cuomo: Parts of upstate New York ready to reopen by weekend

NEW YORK (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo says several regions of upstate New York that have shown progress in taming the coronavirus outbreak are ready to gradually restart economic activity by the end of the week. Cuomo shut down the entire state March 22 as the New York City area emerged as a global pandemic…

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